Infoworld notes that Microsoft and Intel have released a Devices Profile for Web services. It builds on WS-Discovery and will allow enterprise level peripheral connectivity.
Tying devices together today is too complicated
Ahh yes, adding another layer of complexity on top is going to help. Really!
Furthermore, UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) 1.x used today is not enterprise ready, according to Allchin.
My dream enterprise class peripheral connectivity platform would be built on top of Rendezvous/Zeroconf, would involve XML over HTTP (or something like that), and might even involve a little RDF. It sure would not involve WS-anything and under no circumstances would UPnP be allowed to play.
I’m sure that Microsoft and Intel want to make our lives easier, but WS-this on top of WS-that is getting on my WS-nerves.